Manufactured by Challenger, a brand of AGCO, the tractors were unveiled at the end of August in Decatur, Illinois. The series of five models — MT455D, MT465D, MT475D, MT485D and MT495D, ranging from 90 to 125 PTO horsepower — are built to meet the diverse needs of modern farmers.

Three option packages are available to give farmers the right combination of comfort, technology and hardware for their farming environment:

  • The Classic Edition has all of the essential options farmers need to get tough jobs done, including a standard four-wheel-drive front axle, large six-post cab with rubber isolators, and a standard hydraulic system with mechanically controlled hydraulic valves.
  • The Deluxe Edition steps up to a suspended four-wheel-drive front axle with TruTrak adjustable-rate steering, mechanical cab suspension, two electronic fingertip hydraulic valves in the armrest and advanced tractor auto-steer-capable electronics with DataTronics (DT).
  • The Premium Edition offers the best technology, performance and comfort with hydraulic (active) cab suspension, advanced tractor electronics with DT and Auto-Guide installed, four electronic fingertip hydraulic control valves, an automatic HVAC system and power mirrors.

All tractors come standard with a large, comfortable cab. The six-post design with 62.5 square feet of glass allows for exceptional visibility in all directions. Visibility is further improved by the new, narrow one-piece composite hood.

Various layout options of the cab controls are also available, including an armrest console with integrated transmission, hydraulic, loader and other functions, providing intuitive access to the controls farmers use most during long days at work.  FG

—From Challenger news release


Photo courtesy of Challenger.